“Many people do not realize the toll stress can have on their lives. Caring for mind and body leads to a healthier, happier and more productive life.” Cynthia Wainscott

Celebrating 15 years of Mind & Body Therapies.

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Our Treatment Team

  • Additional licensed clinicians also offer the following therapies: Art Therapy, Sand Play Therapy, Animal Assisted Therapy, Attachment Therapies, CES Alpha Stim, and Terra Quant Cold Laser Treatments





Ursula R. Stehle, PhD.

Clinical Director, Psychologist

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  • In the counseling field since 1981
  • Licensed clinical psychologist (California license PSY13576)
  • Trained in Europe and the United States
  • Diplomat in integrative medicine
  • Diplomat in psychopharmacology
  • Specialist in chronic pain management
  • Trained in Functional & Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Founding Fellow of the American College of Advanced Practice Psychologists
  • Assistant Professor at the Professional School of Psychology
  • Lecturer for Alliant International University, Sacramento

Dr. Ursula Stehle is the founder and clinical director of Health Psychology Sacramento, (formerly Fair Oaks Therapeuticum). Dr. Stehle received her PhD in clinical psychology in 1993 and holds diplomats in integrative medicine, psychopharmacology and severe mental illness. She has also served as an accomplished professor and lecturer at PhD level universities in psychology and is a founding fellow of the American College of Advanced Practice Psychologists. Dr. Ursula Stehle brings her knowledge and expertise to the clinical programs at Health Psychology Sacramento. All programs – chronic pain, complex anxiety & depressive disorders, stress, weight & health, kids & teens with medical conditions, trauma program, and kids and teen Autism program – are non-medication based and offer state of the art interventions that are supported by research and clinical practice.

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Maria Cartwright, ND

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

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  • Utilizes Nutrition for Healing
  • Nutritional Guidance for Eating Dysregulations
  • Healthy Weight Management
  • Interphases with the Medical Community
  • Focus on Functional Medicine
  • Integrating Natural Remedies with Medication Treatment

Doctor Cartwright combines the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Thoroughly trained in traditional healing methods, principles and practices, naturopathic medicine focuses on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. Doctor Cartwright uses protocols that minimize the risk of harm and side effects, and helps facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health. Dr. Cartwright identifies and assists in removing barriers to good health by helping to create a healing internal and external environment.

While naturopathic doctors treat all medical conditions, here at our clinic, Dr. Cartwright assists in using diet and natural supplements to enhance your healing process. She attends to the impact of diet and exercise on your mental health status, helps with natural detoxification and treats concomitant problems like allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, menopause, adrenal fatigue, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

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Althea Cervantes, RN, MPH, RYT

Yoga Therapist

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  • Registered Nurse, RN
  • Supervising clinician
  • Directs the yoga therapy program
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health
  • Certified and Registered Yoga Therapist

Althea Cervantes Moynihan has provided yoga therapy for patients with chronic pain, anxiety and depression,  at HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY Sacramento since 2011. The unique blend of Althea’s nursing experience and her extensive yoga studies over the past 20 years become united in a truly healing practice of yoga therapy. Hatha Yoga sequences, in conjunction with breath-work, guided meditation and fundamental principles of conventional medical wisdom and assessment provide the basis for individual yoga therapy sessions. Althea’s work is an intricate part of the treatment team approach at HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY Sacramento and supports the therapeutic process by complementing existing therapies, and supporting the body’s intrinsic ability to heal itself.

Althea began her adult professional career as a Registered Nurse in 1980, and then went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Public Health in 1987. She worked as a pediatric intensive care nurse, and then branched out to work in the community and home health. She also worked as a nurse consultant and health educator overseas with non-profit organizations.

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Cindy Garcia,  CCHT, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT #50029

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  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Infant Parent Mental Health Fellow (UMass Boston)
  • EMDR Practitioner
  • Cardiac Coherence Heart Math Facilitator

My clinical orientation is an integrative, holistic approach. I specialize in treating trauma using a somatic perspective,  and include in my work EMDR, hypnotherapy,  guided imagery, mindfulness, breath and cardiac coherence. My goal with each client is to facilitate a deeper embodiment of self through guiding individuals to release core emotional wounding and old, limiting beliefs and patterns. This allows newly freed emotions and energies to be redirected into a more authentic, loving, and joyfully lived experience.

Cindy Garcia has been at Health Psychology Sacramento since 2016.

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Sarah Houck, BC-MT

Board Certified Music Therapist, Cert. #: 10832

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Sarah-H-1-e1548713742368.jpgSarah is a board certified music therapist with diverse experience in mental health settings.  Sarah practices from a holistic perspective with attention to the mind-body connection.  She has experience as a jazz vocalist, and specializes in vocal and instrumental improvisation as a means to connect within.  Sarah works collaboratively with her clients to provide music therapy services in an accessible and non-threatening manner, using interventions such as guided relaxation to music, lyric analysis, song writing, and movement to music.  In addition to music therapy, Sarah is a Reiki practitioner and Health RHYTHMS facilitator.

Sarah has been with Health Psychology Sacramento since 2018.

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Emily V. Rose, CMT

Medical Massage Therapist

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  • Certified Massage Therapist
  • CAMTC # 17593
  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Instructor, Clinical Supervisor for Massage Therapy
  • Hearing Officer for the CA Massage Therapy Council

Emily has been providing Massage Therapy for over fifteen years, utilizing a variety of modalities and assessment skills. In addition to being a Massage Therapist, Emily has worked as a Director of Bodywork Programs at Mueller College for Holistic Studies in San Diego. She has also been a Massage Therapy Instructor, and Massage Clinic Supervisor. Emily has worked with a multitude of clients, students, and educators which enabled her to grow in her field and expand her expertise. Emily joined Health Psychology Sacramento in 2013 and enjoys working with clinic patients and the innovative team of professionals. In addition to doing massage she also works for the California Massage Therapy Council in the Professional Standards Division as a Hearing Officer.

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Jamila Wright

Office Manager

Wright comes to Health Psychology with a wealth of experience making a clinical office run smoothly and efficiently.  Jamila Wright is Dr. Stehle’s assistant and the clinic’s claim’s department.

Jamila is the person who greets our patients, she assists in orienting our patients to the clinic, helps with insurance matters, and most importantly, makes sure that the clinic’s treatment schedule works for all parties involved.

Besides doing her best to keep things running smoothly at Health Psychology, Jamila enjoys fencing, dancing, hiking and spending time with family and friends.

Jamila joined the HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY Sacramento team in 2018, and enjoys the variety and challenge that comes with the many hats she wears.

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Larry Hickey, MS, SPHR

Business Development

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Larry Hickey is responsible for partner relations and business development. Prior to joining Health Psychology Sacramento he was the Assistant Director of Human Resources at the University of California, San Francisco. At UCSF Larry was the Benefits Manager, responsible for Workers’ Compensation and the Employee Assistance Program. He holds an MS degree in Counseling from SF State University. Larry is an experienced Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and he is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

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